Burundi accused of widespread rights abuses before referendum | Burundi News | Al Jazeera

Burundi accused of widespread rights abuses before referendum

Hundreds of people have been killed and arrested since protests began, and a coup was attempted against President Nkurunziza in 2015.


    The UN Security Council is meeting to review the security situation in Burundi amid reports of widespread human rights abuses.

    The country has just voted in a referendum on constitutional amendments boosting the powers of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

    Since anti-government protests and a coup attempt in 2015, unrest has killed hundreds of people, and about 400,000 are still in refugee camps.

    Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from the capital Bujumbura.


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